NSW Rogaining Association

"Your Guide to Rogaining in NSW"

eNewsletter 52  -  29 June 2013

G'day Rogainers,

6hr Paddy Pallin Rogaine, Glenbrook: 16 June 2013

Thanks to Michael Watts, Warwick Dougherty and their team of volunteers for putting on an excellent event at Glenbrook. Here is an excerpt from their report.

“On a bright, clear sunny Sunday 242 teams and 638 people ran, walked and ambled off into the bush for the 50th Paddy Pallin Winter 6 hour rogaine. It was great to see so many old and new faces happily gearing up for a lovely winter’s day ramble…”
Read more from Michael here.

Results, reports, photos, a short video, "Route Map" and the Forum are all accessible here.

Some of our most active volunteers were also recognized. Michael Watts was awarded the 2013 Warwick Marsden Award for his contributions to NSW Rogaining over the past 10 years. Graeme and Vicki Cooper were awarded life membership for their contributions both at events and behind the scene.

6hr/12hr Lake Macquarie Rogaine: 17 August 2013

Our next rogaine is the 22nd Annual Lake Macquarie. To find out more about this event click here.  Registrations should be open no later than 15th July.

University Championships, WA: 17-18 August 2013

The 2013 University Championships will be held 17-18 August in Western Australia near Perth as part of the 2013 WARA Rogaining Championship.

The NAMSF travel subsidy is available for one NSW uni team to head over to Perth, the subisdy will cover costs for 2 people: the entry fees, the flight over, any necessary accommodation on Sunday night and the flight back on Sunday or Monday. A bus will be provided to take teams to the event site on Friday night where camping sites will be available.

If you would like to attend the 2013 University Championships, please send an email to president@nswrogaining.org  and tell us why we should pick you and your uni teamate to represent NSW.

Upcoming ACT Events

Entries are now open for the ACTRA Mid-Winter 4 hour event on 14 July. This year the event will take place in Tidbinbilla, 45 mins on from Canberra. Entries are only $15 per person (max $30 per family) thanks to a subsidy from the ACT Government. The course-setters have included some family-friendly checkpoints but this will also be a course to challenge those more experienced. Go to the ACTRA website to enter before 8 July.

Also, for those that may be in Canberra on 18 August - the 2013 Centenary Metrogaine and Cyclegaine will be taking in many of our national treasures. Come and help us celebrate Canberra's Centenary year!

Celebrating our Volunteers  -  Peter and Robyn Charlton

We are a father / daughter rogaining team from Lake Macquarie and together with our family have been involved in rogaining for 19 years. We enjoy the quality time together competing and setting rogaines. The volunteer jobs we have done have been parking supervisor, Hash house helper, Tea and Damper coordinator through to course setting and vetting.

We have met many wonderful people with years of rogaining experience that we share stories and adventures with (including the legendary Bert VanNetten). The fun part of setting and vetting a Lake Macquarie Rogaine is finding all the places a competitor should not go. The really fun part is finding the remote spur with stunning views or the beautiful creek bed that few footsteps have trod in. Sharing your finds with fellow rogainers is just as fun as competing.

Can you help us at a coming Rogaine?

We need the following volunteers to ensure we can stage our remaining 2013 events. Please contact Ian Dempsey if you can lend a hand.

NSW Rogaining Championships October 19/20 Putty Road NW of Sydney
We need flag hangers and flag collectors, as well as on the day helpers.

Socialgaine November 17 Heathcote, Sydney south
We need on the day helpers.

30th Aniverary NSW Rogaining T-Shirts

How many NSWRA rogaines have you been to?  Which was your first event?  The back design of our limited edition 30 years of NSWRA shirt lists all NSWRA events from 1983-2013. These shirts are available in Men's/Unisex and Women's cuts and can be purchased here.  A small number of kids design shirts (that will fit smaller adults) are also available.  Shirts are $15 each and can be collected at events or posted at cost. If you ordered but did not pick up your T-shirt at the Paddy Pallin event contact Jacqui at membership@nswrogaining.org to arrange postage/pickup.


Jason Tsui

for NSW Rogaining Association committee


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